A good set of tires can be the difference between arriving safely to your destination and not arriving at all. Whether you need a new set installed or require tire service on the set you have, our team of certified tire technicians in our service department at Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Buena Park is here to help.
Wheel or tire alignment is done at the factory when your vehicle is built. Alignment doesn’t need to be done on a regular basis, but it is a good idea to have it checked from time to time. If you are noticing unusual tire wear or if your vehicle starts pulling to one side or the other, a re-alignment may be necessary.
Tires that are out of balance can affect your vehicle’s handling and ride quality and shorten the life of your tires. Improperly balanced tires can also cause damage to other suspension components. It’s a good idea to have your tires balanced from time to time, usually when you have them rotated. But if you are noticing any vibrations when driving on a smooth surface, our tire service team can inspect them and re-balance them if needed.
A tire rotation is recommended every 7,500 miles to prevent irregular tread wear. Since each tire performs a different function, it is important to make sure your tires are rotated in the appropriate pattern. Ensuring that your tires are rotated properly will prolong the life of the tire and help to avoid sudden tire failure. If your vehicle has tire pressure monitoring sensors, the system will need to be reset when the tires are rotated.
Several factors can cause your tires to wear out more rapidly: your driving style, air pressure, and tire maintenance habits all contribute to tread wear. Ensuring that your tires wear down in an even pattern is vital to extending the life of your tires. Some tires have tread wear indicators built in. The indicator looks like a long flat strip of rubber across the tread. When the indicator appears, it is time for the tire to be replaced. If you don’t have a tread wear indicator, you can measure the depth with a tread gauge. When your tire has less than 2/32 inch of tread, it’s time to replace it.
Tire pressure is a very important factor. Proper inflation ensures that the tread sits flat on the road, allowing even contact across the entire width of the tread. Under or overinflation will cause uneven tire wear that can shorten the life of your tires. Most new vehicles have tire pressure monitoring systems in play. These systems let you know if your tires are under or over-inflated. The batteries in these systems usually last about ten years; once it has expired, the sensor needs to be replaced. Follow the manufacturer’s recommended inflation pressure located on the tire specification tag found on the driver-side door or the door frame.
Bring your vehicle to Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Buena Park for tire service for your vehicle. Along with caring for your tires, we also provide new tires for anyone who lives or works around Buena Park, Los Angeles, or Long Beach.